In November 2017, low THC hemp seed foods were permitted for sale in Australia. While being a new trend down under, hemp seeds have been consumed in many countries for years including Canada, Germany and Japan.
It’s easy to see why when you consider that hemp seeds are packed with nutritional benefits, as well as being naturally vegan and vegetarian-friendly, GMO free, naturally free from gluten and dairy-free.
Here are just some of the great reasons you should consider adding hemp foods to your diet:
It’s packed with protein
Hemp seeds are a good source of protein, helping our bodies to build and repair muscle. There is a hefty 10 grams of protein in just 2 heaped tablespoons of Thompson’s Hemp Seeds, making it an ideal way to boost your daily protein.
It’s a source of essential fatty acids
Our heart health and cell function rely on essential fatty acids. Since our bodies cannot make them it’s important to ensure they’re included in your diet. Hemp seeds contain omega 3, omega-6 and omega-9 and the cold pressed Thompsons Hemp oil is a reliable way to ensure you’re getting all the healthy fatty acids your body needs.
It’s full of beneficial fibre
Fibre is important for healthy digestion and aids healthy bowel movements, but it can be difficult to eat enough fibre daily. Thompson’s hemp powder gives you a 2.75g boost of fibre in every serve making it easier to get the fibre you need.
Available as seeds, oils, or powder, hemp food products are easy to add to your diet. Sprinkle hemp seeds on a salad, add hemp oil to dressings, or blitz a scoop of hemp powder in your smoothie for a simple way to boost your daily nutrition.
For more inspiration, check out these delicious recipes created by Zoe Bingley-Pullin using Thompson’s hemp food range:
Thompson’s Hemp food range is available as seeds, oils, and as chocolate or unflavoured powders. Available from pharmacies & health food stores.